Monday, August 31, 2009

Paradise Found

We have arrived in paradise. 
After a long night of flying, we arrived on our island in the Maldives and are enjoying the VERY intense and hot sun, along with the crystal clear water and white sand. Despite our best efforts of applying 50 SPF sunscreen protection, we still managed to burn! Not sure if we should blame it on our skin turning to that of British quality where it burns upon first glimpse of sunshine, or if the sun is just that much more intense down here since we are pretty darn close to the equator. Those factors, combined with the severe jet lag of our first day on the island have left us with finger paint type sunburns on various body parts - Scott's ankles, my back, and other random red marks that have appeared from a mediocre job of applying sunscreen and taking a nap in the afternoon sun.  Not to worry, it will not hinder our time here - we are spending our days being completely lazy (now covered in t-shirts for more sun protection!) and are venturing out into the Indian Ocean to snorkel around the reefs that are just a mere 20-30 feet off the shore of this island. As far as we can tell, this place is as close to paradise as we think we'll find....

3 comments:

notfromaroundhere said...

See if you can find some of the new spray sunscreens! Helped me on my recent beach trip, first time in three tries that I did not end up bright pink!

eahollowell said...

It looks amazing. Hope you are having fun. We are headed to Edisto tomorrow for five days. It's not nearly the Maldives but we're looking forward to a break. Can't wait to hear the details!
Beth

info said...

Wow this place looks incredible! I am going to put it in my Places To Go Wish list!